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Public Speaking in English


Group photograph of BA English 3/1 taken in June 2009.



Unfortunately, this class did not start very well as the majority of students seemed reluctant to talk. Hopefully this will change in the coming weeks as a public speaking course involves a cetain amount of ...... speaking? Time will tell as to whether these students  have what it takes to succeed.  


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The latest classroom video can be viewed here:



With the induction process completed, it is hoped that this class of English majors will take the opportunity to practice their English speaking skills as often as possible, in and out of the classroom before having to take part in the testing process.   



Language Center
Udon Thani Rajabhat University
Course Syllabus
1552107: Public Speaking in English


Course Description

This course develops the skills necessary to study transcripts of speeches and how they present their message. Students will write speeches for given situations, including the use of set phrases, metaphors and correct syntactic features in order to present to peers in group activities such as debates.
The aim of this course is to equip the students with the relevant skills, so that by the end of the semester, they will effectively deliver their selected speeches, using the correct voice projection, tempo, pitch variation and use of pause. In addition, students will demonstrate their understanding of discourse features, including the organisation of content and the development of argument.



At the end of the course, students will have effectively demonstrated competence in the following:
1. The writing of prepared and impromptu speeches.
2. The presenting of prepared and impromptu speeches.
3. The participation in group activities and debates.


Course Schedule




 1Introductions and Placement Test 
 4Functional Speech 
 5Checking Language 
 6Body Language 
 7Using Aids 
 8Making Presentations 

Making Presentations

 10 Making Presentations 
 11Giving a Prepared Talk or Speech 
 12Giving an Impromptu Speech 
 16Final Examination 



 Classroom Activities70% 
 Midterm Test30%



Grading system

85 100 
B+ 80 84 
70 79 
C+ 65 69 
60 64 
D+ 55 59 
50 54 



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